Software Developer

Job description

About Differential

Differential is growing! Yep, it turns out clients like us :) Our team of designers, developers, jokesters, and all around good folk needs more firepower. We’re proudly headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, but our team spans across the country.


In addition to only choosing the best group of people to work around, we are also very picky about the types of clients we’ll work with. In line with our mission to rapidly unlock value for good people with meaningful ideas, we partner with forward-thinking corporate pioneers and innovators to revolutionize their organizations from the inside out and bring impactful products to life. This translates to a diverse range of  products like transforming retail with Adidas, helping Lexmark innovate cross-industry, streamlining the sales process with Big Ass Fans, to multi-platform mobile apps for large audiences with Crossroads Church.


We hire great, trustworthy people so that we can optimize for a free & flexible culture: flexible hours, unlimited vacation, remote work, and working on stuff you’re excited about. Turns out, when you’ve got a dedicated team that takes pride in their work, you don’t have to worry about how much time they’re spending in the office.


Job Description

The ideal candidate for this opening is someone that has a strong passion for writing code that bring to life digital products. Developers who thrive at Differential place equal emphasis between efficiency and approachability. They flourish in a continuous delivery process where collaboration and ego-free communication is valued. We believe in developing working software throughout the entire product development process. We engage in product thinking as a team and cross functionality among product managers, designers and with our client partners. Our process aims to create original digital products and services that innovate and reshape companies.


Above all, we are focused on finding someone that we love to work with. Culture to us isn’t a ping pong table in the breakroom or some words we put up on the wall. It’s embedded in our DNA and starts with our hiring process. Regardless of your prior experience, we want to consider passionate people for this position.  


Our mission statement, core values, benefits and more can be found at handbook.differential.com.


What you can expect to do:

  • Work on product teams of 3 to 9 people focused on making great digital products

  • Work iteratively and collaboratively in two-week Sprints and six-week Cycles.

  • Continuously learn and improve your technical and soft skills

What we’re after:

  • Passion for the whole product process. We know you will have your specific areas of focus, but we find those that are passionate about the bigger picture collaborate best with our cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to rely on an iterative process to maintain momentum on projects. In other words - our work is never going to be perfect, and we expect you to be able to prioritize what matters most now so we can consistently and efficiently iterate and continuously deliver valuable working software.

  • Familiarity with modern development tools, libraries, and frameworks. Most of our team uses React, React Native, Redux, Node, GraphQL, Github, VS Code, CircleCI, Jest, etc.

Differential employees are those who:

  • Communicate effectively with clients and teammates

  • Are self-motivated

  • Learn quickly and relentlessly

  • Curious about technology and the impact it can make on the world

  • Enjoy taking ownership and responsibility for their work

  • Enjoy collaborating with others on problems

Candidates must be based in the United States, and be available for meetings during standard business hours for client and team meetings. Specific times vary based on client-specific timezone preferences. There is flexibility in working hours but there is an expectation to be able to regularly attend client and team meetings.

Requirements

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Gaining an understanding of who the users are, what their problems are, and why those problems exist.

  • Putting the user — and their problems/needs — first in order to create and drive empathy for the solution you’re building.

  • Translating a well-designed solution of sketches, wireframes, or high fidelity mockups into fully functioning immersive web and mobile experiences.

  • Writing approachable, modern JavaScript for web and mobile applications.

  • Working closely with a team of designers and developers

  • Maintaining development workflow with Github

  • Effectively communicating via Basecamp, Slack, and Video calls.

  • Executing with quality and speed in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.

  • Incorporating feedback into your work.

  • Delivering tested, maintainable, and documented software

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.